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'Under International law, it is considered torture if detainees are in solitary confinement for more than 15 days in a row. They need to be able to manage these children in way that does not offend International laws.'
Families of three Aboriginal youth detained in the Banksia Hill Detention Centre in Western Australia have come forward with allegations that their children may have been detained in conditions that breach International law and standards, classed...
My Urrwai, Ghenoa Gela latest show, offers a glimpse into Torres Strait Islander culture and reflects on race relations in Australia today
The one-hour one-woman show of strait performance and powerful story-telling will debut at the Belvoir Street Theatre on January 19th as part of Sydney Festival.
"I just ask everybody out there to pause for a moment and honor those Elders in your own country, their the one's who created the pathways, their the one’s who walk the walk and their the one’s whose footsteps we’re walking in onetime"
Each year on January 5th at 11am, members of the Brisbane (Meanjin) Murri community gather at the Brisbane city Post Office to remember the life and execution of the great warrior Dundali in 1855 and other First Nations warriors who led the...
'A lot of our mob don't think they're smart enough but I just tell them that it's not about being smart, it's about working really hard'
Student Doctor, Adrienne’s Houghton is a proud Ngarluma Yindjibarndi woman currently in her 3rd year of Medicine at the University of Western Australia.  Adrienne’s says she is lucky to have a placement in her home town of Port Headland where s...
'When you happen to fall into pregnancy you might not be ready to make that quit attempt, so what we are finding is that women need more support to be able take that first step and to quit'
PHD Candidate in Aboriginal Health Michelle Bovill has launched a new research to help Indigenous Mothers to quit smoking during pregnancy and has been awarded the Indigenous Heart Foundation Scholarship. ...
"This is about making a good program even better and I think women and their Doctors want to see that. I think the second thing is that women will only have to screen nine or ten time in a lifetime, instead of 26 times in a lifetime"
Millions of Australian women are expected to benefit from improvements in screening for cervical cell abnormalities. It's estimated that around a million women are overdue for their biennial test. Experts are urging this group to take part in the...
“The Dreamtime awards are about celebrating and recognizing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander excellence, it’s about coming together and looking at all the great things were doing.”
Founder of the Dreamtime Awards Matt Rose says The Dreamtime Awards are about celebrating and recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander excellence, coming together and looking at all the great things we are doing....
"The rate five years ago was pretty much equal but there's been a 33 per cent increase in the number of diagnoses amongst Indigenous Australians and this is a real problem."
The annual report, released by the Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales shows a 63 per cent increase in gonorrhoea cases among young heterosexual men and women over the past five years....
"In Alice Springs in the 50s and early 60s teachers wouldn’t teach us properly because we were Aboriginal, they had this concept that all we could do is cleaning."
Central Arrernte and Mudburra Elder Patricia Ansell Dodds is a lecturer in Aboriginal history of Australia, she paints her country and works with bush medicine and heals people when they ask for help....
In her maiden speech, the newly elected greens MP and first Aboriginal woman in Victoria’s parliament stressed that as an Aboriginal child who grew up in public housing she was led to believe that she would never become an MP.
Newly elected Greens MP, Lidia Thorpe was welcomed to Victoria parliament as the first Indigenous woman in the institution’s 161-year history. The Gunnai-Gunditjmara woman hails from a long line of strong and dedicated women who have made signifi...
Family and Domestic Violence we are just sick of it, it's not a shame job thing
Tangentyere Women’s Family Safety Group which also means ‘Working together’ is giving a voice to the silenced victims and spreading awareness of family and domestic violence in and around their communities in Alice Springs.
"The exhibition has been a huge success because it is filled with community voice and we’ve been very privileged to be guided by our first people Yulendji Group who are Elders and respected people from across Victoria"
A captivating exhibition has explored the detailed stories of seven storytellers like no other. ‘Black Day, Sun Rises, Blood Runs’ looks into homeland violence of First Nations people and non-Indigenous people across Victoria. Breathtaking cinema...
“In terms of governance and reporting obligations, Indigenous corporations are among the best in the world. It is reported that their overall rate of compliance with reporting obligations has remained above 95% in the last 7 years”.
Joe Mastrolembo, Deputy Registrar of ORIC says “In terms of governance and reporting obligations, Indigenous corporations are among the best in the world. It is reported that their overall rate of compliance with reporting obligations has...

Kickstarting the facts

'We're pretty excited, we feel we are making a little bit of an impact and providing Indigenous people with an understanding of what goes on behind the scenes at the National Gallery' 
The National Gallery of Australia has opened its doors for it's 7th Indigenous Arts Leadership Program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates across the country to have the unique opportunity to go behind the scenes and see what's...